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VIDEO: Every step of the 2021 pitch renovation work

29 July 2021

Have you ever wondered what the undersoil heating pipes at Brunton Park look like, or how far Dave Mitchell walks when he's cutting the hallowed turf?

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PITCH: An inch of grass cover is as good as anything

25 May 2021

As the Brunton Park pitch undergoes its summer makeover we took the opportunity to discuss pitch covers, postponements and undersoil heating with groundsman Dave Mitchell when he took a look back at...

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PITCH: This work is way overdue

23 May 2021

As you’ll have seen on social media over the last few days work has started in earnest on the Brunton Park playing surface, with the highly commended pitch now resembling a ploughed field in...

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GALLERY: Images from the first week of pitch renovations

23 May 2021

It's been a busy week at Brunton Park as work on the pitch began in earnest.

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PITCH: We want to provide the best surface possible

21 May 2021

Always a subject of interest once the season has drawn to a close has been the work to be done on the main pitch, and on the training pitches at Brunton Park and Creighton.

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PITCH: Consistently produces a surface that's the envy of other clubs

20 May 2021

It’s no longer a surprise to anyone when we find out the Brunton Park playing surface has reached the final stages of the pitch of the season reckoning, with Dave Mitchell once again finding himself...

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE: You have to take a balanced view

26 February 2021

Unbelievably recent cold weather brought an unusual and relatively rare occurrence for the Blues – three games lost to a frozen pitch as temperatures dipped so low that the ‘it was -10 last night’...

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE: It's all really welcome

26 February 2021

Part of United’s ability to claim self-sustainability has been due to smart work in the transfer market, with deals done in the short, medium and long-term coming together to bear fruit at a time when...

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PITCH: A frustrating week

12 February 2021

It’s been a tough week for United’s stadium manager Dave Mitchell as he’s led the battle against the cold snap in a bid to beat the temperatures and get back-to-back home games on, always mindful of...

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GALLERY: The first week of growth on the Brunton Park pitch

8 July 2020

The Brunton Park pitch was re-seeded last week as work began on preparing the pitch ready for the new season.

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BRUNTON PARK: More images from the pitch renovation

29 June 2020

Work will continue on aerating and reseeding the pitch early next week following the completion of the Koro phase on Wednesday and Thursday.

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INTERVIEW: I look to provide at trusted surface

26 June 2020

In the second part of our interview with stadium manager Dave Mitchell he explains why the pitch needs a regular major overhaul, with the integrity of the playing surface uppermost in his thoughts.

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INTERVIEW: We want it ready by the end of August

25 June 2020

With the sun beating down on Brunton Park there’s no better time to get on with the job of preparing the playing surface as we all await news on fixture release and season start dates.

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE: It's work that needs to be done

25 June 2020

The Brunton Park pitch makeover started in earnest on Wednesday with tractor units taking the top off the playing surface in preparation for the introduction of sand and seed later this week.

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BRUNTON PARK: Work on the pitch begins

24 June 2020

Brunton Park was a hive of activity on Wednesday morning as worked started in earnest on the playing surface as stadium manager Dave Mitchell continues with the preparations for next season with what...

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CLUB: Update after Storm Ciara

10 February 2020

The Waterworks End at Brunton Park has the usual standing water following Storm Ciara, but it has already receded and Dave Mitchell is preparing the pitch as normal ahead of tomorrow's game against...

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